Well, It is that time of year again. The temps are rising, the Dogwoods are in bloom and Tax day is right around the corner. All of this can mean only one thing...the Shad run is near!
If you have never fished the Shad Run.
The Spring Shad run can be one of the most prolific fisheries of the year. It can also be one of the most overlooked. "Shad Fishing 101" will cover all aspects of Shad fishing including; species, gear, rigging, flies, and locations. If you have ever wondered about this great fishery, you won't want to miss this class.
Details, details, details
This presentation is composed of over 100, quality photographs arranged in such a way you will think you are actually on the river. I have been fishing this run for over 15 years and my addiction to this fishery has taken me to countless rivers across half a dozen states. After attending this class you will have the knowledge you need to become a Shad junkie like me! I will also have tons of Shad flies for sale at this show.
Each class will meet at 10.00 am. I will present a 45 min / one hour slideshow that will cover species, locations, gear, techniques and flies. I hope this will spur on a question and answer session. After that we will tie a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 4 of my favorite Shad flies. (the number of flies we tie will depend on how we are doing on time) We will break for lunch and then head to the river to fish out the evening. (The un-official start to Shad season is usually the 15 th of April. the actual date is TBT, but I am shooting for the end of April / beginning of May. I have purposefully set the dates up early in the season so after class you will have the entire rest of the season to put your new found knowledge to task). O'Neill's Irish Flies will provide lunch and all of the tying materials for the tying portion of the class as well as the slideshow. Cost for the entire day is $175.00 / person.
For the tying portion of the class you will need to provide a vise, bobbin with thread (any 6/0 light color thread will do) bodkin, and scissors. A light for your vise is recommended, but not necessary. You will also be responsible for providing all of the appropriate fishing gear including rod, reel, line, waders and boots and fishing license. You can fish the flies we tie in class and I will have custom flies available for sale during the "classroom" portion of the day. For a detailed list of the gear needed or to sign up for the class please use the links or phone number at the bottom of the page to contact me.
This class was a huge success last year, check out my blog post from last April HERE. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I look forward to seeing you in class. Till next time...